Wyoming News Briefs
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Olympic gold medal wrestler Rulon Gardner has filed for bankruptcy, saying he was the victim of a fraudulent real estate deal. Gardner disputes a $3 million debt, saying he was defrauded by a business associate into co-signing a loan to develop a hot-spring resort in his hometown of Afton, Wyo
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A coroner has ruled the death of a rodeo competitor whose body was found during Cheyenne Frontier Days was an accident. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports 25-year-old Broc Cresta died from a lethal combination of alcohol and pain pills. Broc Cresta’s body was found in his travel trailer July 28.
PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Fire officials say a wildfire burning about 30 miles west of Pinedale in western Wyoming is 10 percent contained. The Chall Creek Fire was burning on about 400 acres Tuesday. It ignited Sunday and has prompted evacuation orders for Timberline Lodge and some homes near Merna. There have been no reports of any buildings lost.
DOUGLAS, Wyo. (AP) — Duke Energy says it’s Top of the World wind farm in Converse County doesn’t produce as much energy as the company’s other Wyoming wind farms and its tax valuation should be cut nearly in half. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the company says an independent estimate places the wind farm’s valuation at $225 million, almost half of the Wyoming Department of Revenue’s valuation.